HBO’s Six Feet Under, as unique and as fascinating a show as any, broadcast it’s final show just a short bit ago. It was an interesting ending, as outlined in tomorrow’s New York Times:
As Claire drove east in a new car – bless her, she had totaled that hideous hearse in her accident – she let her mind wander. Into the young, agile mind came a premonition: everyone would die. Suddenly the show became a montage of the ways all the show’s remaining major characters would leave this world.
The Sidekick and I were half-expecting something else to happen – a fire that kills the family or a plane crash on the way to a vacation. But no, it was something far more normal… and human.